Have you ever wished to see baby sea turtles make their way to the ocean? Most sea turtle nests hatch during the night making it difficult for us to go see a nest hatch at a convenient time. However, our friends at Gumbo Limbo in Boca Raton, Florida are making those wishes come true! From Monday July 18 through Thursday September 8 you can sign up for a Turtle Release and be able to be see the Gumbo Limbo Staff release baby sea turtles into the ocean.
The baby sea turtles are kept and nourished at Gumbo Limbo until they are old enough and strong enough to be released to the ocean. Most sea turtles that are taken in at Gumbo Limbo were rescued from nests that had been flooded, covered with too much sand, or that were laid too close to the tide and were in risk of being flooded.
For more information on how you can sign up for these Hatchling Releases, click the link below!